Manifest : The Jack Burton Release

Sometimes you just need to pull a Jack Burton and say… “What the hell…”

I’ve posted up the in progress version of the new Manifest to Github. Take a test drive and let me know what you think. Here’s a few things to note:

  • It’s not done. There as a bit of funkiness and some things I need to rework, but nothing deal breaking.
  • It’s built from the scratch and doesn’t use anything from the previous Manifest.
  • It’s built using underscores as the starter template.
  • Masonary is used for the footer sidebar and archives.
  • The Archives template is just a big sidebar, so you can make it however you see fit.
  • Font Awesome is used for the social icon fonts.
  • The CSS is compressed and built from Sass files. I haven’t included the Sass files yet because they’re a mess and will change… a lot. If you want to make customizations, I suggest overriding with your own CSS or use Jetpack (which is what I do here).
  • The Sass files will be released once they’re in good shape.
  • It’s responsive for mobile device, which the kids love these days.

So there you go. You can view a demo here, and it’s also the same theme that drives this site. Take it for a spin if you’re so inclined and let me know of any feedback you have on the Github repo.


The view from the 35th floor of my office building this morning was pretty incredible. Like the city below was erased and then slowly revealed.


8:30 AM


10:30 AM

Something Small, Every Day

Austin Kleon:

Focus on days. The day is the only unit of time that I can really get my head around. Seasons change, weeks are completely human-made, but the day has a rhythm. The sun goes up; the sun goes down. I can handle that.

This is the mindset I’ve taken with working on Manifest. Between work, family, life… there’s little time for much else. But I carve out a little bit of time each day, and it’s working. I should probably start posting an update of each days progress.